Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Administrator's Configuration File Reference

Editing magnus.conf

You can add directives or edit existing directives in magnus.conf. Be very careful when editing this file. Simple mistakes can make the server fail to operate correctly. When editing magnus.conf, use the wadm command get-config-file to pull a copy of the file, edit the file locally, then use set-config-file to put the edited file back. You must restart the server after editing magnus.conf.

Directives in magnus.conf either set a value or invoke a Server Application Function (SAF).


For pre-defined SAFs, the number and names of parameters depend on the function. The order of parameters on the line is not important.

Case Sensitivity

Items in the magnus.conf file are case-sensitive including function names, parameter names, parameter values, and path names.


The C language allows function names to be composed only of letters, digits, and underscores. You may use the hyphen (-) character in the configuration file in place of underscore (_) for your C code function names. This is only true for function names.

Quotation Marks

Quotation marks (") are only required around the value strings when there is a space in the string. Otherwise, they are optional. Each open quotation mark must be matched by a closed quotation mark.


Line Continuation

A long line may be continued on the next line by beginning the next line with a space or tab.

Path Names

Always use forward slashes (/) rather than backslashes (\) in path names on the Windows platform. A backslash escapes the next character.


Comments begin with a pound (#) sign. If you manually add comments to obj.conf, then use the Admin Console or CLI to make changes to your server, your comments are overwritten when obj.conf is updated.